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Diagnosing Active Roll Bars

Roll bars on modern vehicles are oftentimes a compromise between stability and comfort.

Understanding System Operation Is Key To Diagnostics

Active dampening or suspension control systems can be found on luxury Asian and European vehicles.

The Future Of The Pothole

The pothole has always been the natural enemy of wheels, tires and the suspension.

Dual Clutch Transmission Diagnostics

The dual-clutch – or as some drivers call them “flappy paddle” – gearboxes have garnered a bad reputation.

Air Ride Diagnostic Questions

What you don’t know might be the missing piece of the diagnostic puzzle.

Tire Scrub Diagnostics: Where’s The Scrub?

Have an unusual tire wear complaint? It probably starts with the steering knuckle.

Undercar Service Guide: Toyota Tacoma, Tundra And Sequoia

While the parts of the Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia are not interchangeable, these trucks share a lot of the same problems when it comes to the suspension, brakes and even the frame.

Kia Preventive Maintenance

Kia continues to offer a reliable, affordable vehicle lineup that provides techs and shop owners with plenty of opportunities for maintenance and repair. In the spirit of servicing vehicles that continue to rack up miles through customer satisfaction with the brand, we’re going to focus on some common problems and maintenance items. It’s important to

Undercover: Why Shocks And Struts Fade And Fail

Most shocks and struts today are “gas-pressurized” with nitrogen to minimize fluid foaming when the piston is pumping back and forth.

Brake Rotor Failure: Why Rotors Crack And Make Noise

The prices of rotors seem to be dropping the past few years. Call just about any parts supplier and they can quote you a vast range of prices for the same application. And when you compare the rotors side-by-side, they may look the same, but the difference between a comeback and a satisfied customer is often at the microscopic level.

Your Guide To The Kia Brake Job

If a Kia comes in with a grinding problem, the next step is to look for uneven wear. If one wheel is showing more wear than the other on that axle, it’s time to do some investigating. The most likely cause of unexpected wear is a caliper or hardware issue, and the key to a successful job is figuring out the true culprit.

Brake Service on 7th Gen Honda Accords

The seventh-generation Honda Accord (2003-’08) and Acura TL are some of the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. They have a very simple brake system to service, but it can be prone to brake-noise issues if it’s not properly serviced. The system uses single-piston floating calipers in the front. In the rear, some models use single-piston